Coronavirus : Cristiano Ronaldo and Roger Federer donate to help hospitals and families
The pandemic of Covid-19 continues to spread despite containment in several countries. To assist the nursing staff and the sick, while the coronavirus is raging, Cristiano Ronaldo, Lionel Messi but also Roger Federer have made large donations. CR7 and the Argentine, helping hospitals for the tennis player switzerland is helping the most disadvantaged families.
Cristiano Ronaldo and his agent are helping the hospitals
Many stars have donated to assist in the fight against the coronavirus, from Rihanna to Blake Lively via BTS. And the athletes also are several to mobilize against the pandemic of Covid-19. Cristiano Ronaldo and his agent Jorge Mendes will make a donation of three intensive care units at hospitals Portuguese.
This is what the Center of the university hospital of Lisbon north (CHULN), which includes the hospitals of Santa Maria and Pulido are Worth, explained in a statement to AFP. CR7 and his agent are going to give
“two intensive care units” with a “capacity of ten beds each”. And outside of the beds, the gifts of Cristiano Ronaldo and Jorge Mendes also include use of respirators and heart monitors. “A crucial piece of equipment to assist patients with the Covid-19” said the hospital in the press release.
It should be noted that the footballer who is part of the top 10 sporting the best paid in the world, and the business man, who attends several football players will be making a donation similar to the hospital Santo Antonio, university hospital centre of Porto (north).
“This is a very important investment, which includes more than a dozen of respirators and other necessary equipment” has confessed to Eurico Castro Alves, director of the department of surgery of this hospital, to Jornal de Noticias. And “if it proves necessary, Cristiano Ronaldo wants to do the same in Madeira”.
His great rival, Lionel Messi, has also put the hand to the pouch for the containment. The captain of FC Barcelona would have made a donation of 1 million euros to the hospital, according to the catalan daily Mundo Deportivo. On Twitter, the teams of the clinic hospital of Barcelona confirmed that they have received money from the hand of the footballer, without specifying the amount :
“Thank you Leo for your support and commitment”. Roger Federer made a donation of 1 million swiss francs
Tennis player Roger Federer has announced to make a donation to help in the fight against the sars coronavirus. In a post relayed on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook, the tennis player now 4th in the world ranking ATP has thus explained :
“We are living in a period difficult for all of us and nobody should be left behind. Mirka (his wife, ed) and I have decided to personally donate one million swiss francs to the most disadvantaged families in Switzerland”.
And he even clarified that this donation is made by him and his wife would be the first. They have also called people who could afford to do the same to support the poorest people :
“Our contribution is only a beginning. We hope that others will join us to help even more families in need. Together, we can overcome this crisis ! Stay well and in good health !”.